Saturday, December 19, 2015

the last book I ever read (A Little Life: A Novel by Hanya Yanagihara, excerpt eleven)

from A Little Life: A Novel by Hanya Yanagihara:

He thinks it is a good sign that the film Willem is shooting in London now is, as Kit would say, a gay film. “Normally I’d say not to,” Kit told Willem. “But it’s too good a script to pass up.” The film is titled The Poisoned Apple, and is about the last few years of Alan Turing’s life, after he was arrested for indecency and was chemically castrated. He idolized Turing, of course—all mathematicians did—and had been moved almost to tears by the script. “You have to do it, Willem,” he had said.

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